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Cyanerpes cyaneus

Mexico and Argentina

The red-legged honeycreeper is apart of the tanager family, typically found in central and south America. The male and female red-legged honeycreepers differ in color. The males have bright blue plumage and black wings, heads and backs. They have bright red legs, for which the species are named for. The female birds have green bodies, pale green undersides and brown legs. After the breeding season, the males coloring will change to green.  

Habitat: Tropical rainforests and open forests
Diet: Insects, berries, and nectar
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 12 cm
Weight: 14 g
Reproduction & Offspring: 12-13 day incubation period.


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